jfg wrote:BitterDodgerFan wrote:4gigs? considering 32bit vista (which is what majority of users have) can only recognize upto 3gb, you don't need 4gb to run it smoothly.
to run HD, you don't need a crazy computer. modern dual and quad core CPUs are powerful enough to decode HD without a fancy video card. in fact, that's what i am doing. i have a quad core but a onboard video (my nvidia 8800gt got fried) and it runs HD fine. if you have a fancy graphics card, sure it will be nice and all and take the load off the CPU, but if you have onboard video, it will off load to the CPU.
That's not streaming though, right?
that would be just playing on the computer monitor but streaming as you call it or what i think you mean is to video output to a TV doesn't really require additional fancy hardware assuming your notebook will have some sort of video out port.